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tv   The Papers  BBC News  July 7, 2018 10:30pm-10:46pm BST

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hello. this is bbc news with maxine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment — first the headlines. cheering and applause. england have secured a place in their first world cup semifinal in 28 years after a 2-0 cup semifinal in 28 years after a 2—0 win against sweden. they will face croatia who have beaten russia. they will meet in moscow on wednesday. the prime minister has refused to rule out preferential treatment for eu citizens coming to the uk after brexit. but a briefing circulated to some eurosceptic mps says the cabinet plan agreed at chequers could lead to a "worst—of—all—worlds" brexit. a police officer is being tested at a hospital in salisbury after possibly being exposed to novichok. the twelve boys trapped in a flooded cave in thailand have
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written letters to their parents telling them they are strong and not to worry. officials say that they have a window of up to four days before heavy rain will make their rescue more difficult. a police officer is being tested at a hospital in salisbury for possible exposure to the nerve agent novichok. wiltshire police confirmed that one of their officers was seeking medical advice as "a precautionary measure". welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will bring us tomorrow. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are tony evans author and columnist for the evening standard and rosamund urwin, financial service correspondent of the sunday times. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. as you might have guessed, one story features on a lot of tomorrow's front pages — with the sunday times picturing a jubilant gareth southgate as england reach the world cup semi—finals. the paper also leads on theresa may's call for the eu to ‘get serious‘ in brexit negotiations. the sunday telegraph shows england's players celebrating
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harry maguire‘s opening goal — it also reports concerns from backbench mps over the prime minister's plan for brexit. the observer leads on criticism of the proposed eu deal from businesses and hardline brexiteers — and it also pictures the england team's pitch celebrations. football dominates the sunday mirror's front page — with the paper dubbing the players ‘semi gods‘. the sunday express borrows from the national anthem for its headline — calling england's 2—0 victory against sweden ‘happy and glorious‘. and the sun on sunday puts harry maguire front and centre after his amazing header put england on the path to their first world cup semifinal in 28 years. let‘s take a look at those front pages in more detail. i suppose it was inevitable that front and back pages were going to
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overla p front and back pages were going to overlap tonight. did you expect that england would win? let us look at the sunday times and this picture of gareth southgate. i thought we would advance to at least the semi—finals, it isa advance to at least the semi—finals, it is a team with a lot of young players and pays and they have no fear and gareth southgate is the perfect managerfor a fear and gareth southgate is the perfect manager for a site like this. he has experienced the worst thing and england player can suffer, missing a penalty in a semi final at wembley against germany in 1996. he understands the pressures of playing for england and he can basically say to the squad, do not talk to me about the burden being too heavy, go out and play. he is a brilliant communicator. he transmits his ideas directly and does not clutter the minds of the players and i think he has done a greatjob. i do not think england have played particularly well and the teams we have played
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have not been good and sweden today we re have not been good and sweden today were limited. but, there is still potential to improve and there is a first chance of them going all the way. the sunday times have come up with the way of getting david baddiel who co—wrote football‘s coming home to write this piece and of course, that song, which some of us of course, that song, which some of us remember the first time around, it is coming back. it is the ultimate earworm, stuck in my head all wake. it is on everything. it has got a second life and that is what he is talking about, he obviously felt nervous with everybody saying that, because of course the song feels a bit, as he says, like counting your chickens before they have hatched. his guinea pig had died and that is how he
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starts the piece but it turns out at the end that their guinea pig was called bjorn. he is taken as a good side. you know what struck me about hearing the song repeatedly, in this environment, such a toxic political environment, such a toxic political environment when the country is being ripped apart. in 1996, it was different. the european championships were held in england and the mood was one of great togetherness. cool britannia was the big thing. england was the place to be swinging. there was optimism in the country. you look at the situation now and there is a kind of dearth of leadership. the only leader on any of these from pages is gareth out gate. i will have to take issue with that and we will look at leadership in a minute. we will look at whether the country will have a bright new future as a lot of people
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hope after brexit. in terms of football for a moment, let us look at some of the other from pages. there are some great pictures. here is the sunday express. happy and glorious. gareth southgate congratulating dele alli there who scored their second header in the 58th minute. inevitably, people will start looking ahead to the match, the semifinal. i think a lot of people were saying, it would have been better if we have got russia rather than croatia. politically, it might not have been quite so enjoyable. i think i am happy with croatia. the geopolitical fallout will be less. famously, russian foot ball will be less. famously, russian football fans are not necessarily —— not necessarily the friendliest. not all of them. but as a group, maybe not the friendliest. there is a
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section of the russian support which in marseille two years ago ran wires, particularly targeting england fans. they seem to be under control for this world cup and russia is making sure it puts its best face to the world and they have done a good job of stopping any trouble. but in england— russia‘s semifinal that inglot won might have tipped the balance. i think croatia area tipped the balance. i think croatia are a good side but they went to extra time and penalties tonight. england will have enjoyed seeing that and croatia have not fired particularly well. how different style of play to croatia have? croatia will be more open and tried to attack, they have very good midfielders and they will press the english defence. they will cause problems for the defence, but i think russia would have squeezed the play and would have played very negatively. it would have taken a bit more now is for england to cut them open rather than croatia. let
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us them open rather than croatia. let us look at the front page of the sunday mirror. semi—gods, fans go wild as the three lions face croatia in the semifinal. i was talking to a midwife who said there is going to bea midwife who said there is going to be a baby boom in the next nine months because of all the beer being drunk and all the euphoria around the football. there will be huge expectation placed on this very young and relatively inexperienced team. that is the challenge for gareth southgate. he does not want them to be intimidated by that challenge, he wants them to bravely ta ke challenge, he wants them to bravely take it on. he is obviously an incredibly intelligent man. on top of that, i watched that dreadful pizza advert, part of his national humiliation in 1996 and i thought
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that was someone who could laugh at themselves, that is a remarkable thing ina themselves, that is a remarkable thing in a footballer. now i think his status as a national hero is there, whatever happens next week. his status as a national hero is there, whatever happens next weeklj interviewed his geography teacher yesterday who told us all about him and said he was a very thoughtful student and very analytical and very good at strategy and listened a lot. he is definitely the sort of manager who is more suited than many of them and he is not a rant or who is more suited than many of them and he is nota rant ora who is more suited than many of them and he is not a rant or a raver. neither is harry kane. he is also one of those people who listens and works out... he is a fantastic professional, he came through the ra nks professional, he came through the ranks at tottenham and they did the best to get rid of him, loaning him out and eventually he grew into his own body and became a player and the thing is, if you look at harry kane objectively and say he is not quick enough, his first touch is not great, his movement is not ideal,
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but when you put that package together and his appetite in there, he turns into a superstar and he is one of the reasons that england should have a great deal of hope of winning the world cup. harry kane is a top—class goal—scorer and has a lot of pace and is gareth southgate can harness them, they can win the world cup. it is very exciting. right, brexit. you knew it was coming, didn‘t you? the observer is where we will start. the eu deal underfire from where we will start. the eu deal under fire from business and hard—line brexiteers. under fire from business and ha rd—line brexiteers. we under fire from business and hard—line brexiteers. we have heard from companies like erebus issuing warnings a couple of weeks ago, this isa warnings a couple of weeks ago, this is a whole new raft of businesses expressing concern. she has got the problem that nobody is happy, which so problem that nobody is happy, which so often happens with what is seen asa so often happens with what is seen as a compromise. of course, one might note that it is ridiculous that we are working this all out now
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one we are quite so close to the deadline. this could have been done and then we triggered article 50, that might have been more sensible. all that theresa may has done is she has worked out a negotiating position, she has not started negotiating. she is negotiating with her own party. that is hard enough. she has not gone to the eu who have basically said they will reject this. the observer has a letter out tonight signed by a lot of well— known names in tonight signed by a lot of well—known names in business, like waterstones, the founders of waterstones, the founders of waterstones, dominoes, lots of other brands who are saying, hang on, this is not what we wanted. this is really disappointing. the customs proposal will be costly and bureaucratic for uk firms and they are saying to mps, they would back amendments that would get full customs union membership, which of course theresa may has ruled out.
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you have got the brexiteers, led by jacob rees—mogg saying this customs arrangement will not fly, we will have to be ruled takers, this is not the bread that we recognise. yes and they are trying to push the whole situation to the edge and go for the ha rd situation to the edge and go for the hard brexit. there is clearly massive civil war going on in the conservative party and europe has a lwa ys conservative party and europe has always torn the tories apart and it continues to do so. it looks as if after the meeting at chequers, next week we are going to see this whole rest open up in a wider fashion and i think we are going to see an attempt to prise theresa may at ten downing street. i don't know who would want to put their hat in the rain, if that were to happen, they will have to steer us through brexit. the mail on sunday, boris. he likes a bit of fruity language.
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there is more of it here. in a four letter attack on theresa may, he stunned the chequers summit with polishing a word beginning with t at the prime minister‘s doom. are we allowed to say this word? the sunday times has published it on the front page. we have not put it in such big letters. he is saying he does not think this deal is worth it. this is just positioning by borisjohnson. i mean, we have had a lot of that sort of language from him and it continues in that vein. he has also called it a bog roll brexit. there isa called it a bog roll brexit. there is a bit ofa called it a bog roll brexit. there is a bit of a theme there. yes, you're quite right to say who wants the topjob because in the long—term boris does and he does not want it i'iow. boris does and he does not want it now. one of the interesting point
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being made is that a tory mp contacted boris to say if you do not do it now, you will never get it. this is your shot to be leader. elsewhere, we see that if that happens and we get a new prime minister, people will want another general election. there is polling to suggest that. imagine if there was to be a leadership challenge and a semifinal of a world cup in a week. i think people would ignore it. i think they would get the world cup over with first. i am not bothered by the language of boris johnson, he has a record, he is probably the most foul—mouthed politician, at least in public, that ican politician, at least in public, that i can remember. all over the papers in the stories about brexit there are other phrases creeping in which are other phrases creeping in which are much more disturbing. one tory mps said brexiteer ministers have
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put their careers before their country. calling them traitors. the word traitors is being used on both sides. words like betrayal coming in. it has been used so often and by both sides, it has been normalised. the reality is that this is political debate and political debate over a referendum that was a 52-48% debate over a referendum that was a 52—a8% result which would have been a hung parliament. creeping fascism accompanying it. let us look at the sunday telegraph, fears trump may pull troops out of europe. president trump is unhappy that european countries are not committing to increased spending on defence and his threat is that he could pull us troops out of the ukraine and refused to take

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